MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Vascular Access (Infusion Therapy) Unit - 12:00 pm - 10:30 am in Houston, Texas
Clinical Nurse Opportunity in Vascular Access/Infusion Therapy (12:00 pm – 10:30 am)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.
Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. MD Anderson nurses are bright, motivated and caring. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our nurses have access to multiple opportunities for reward and professional growth, while still being able to balance their work and personal lives. We value our nurses, treat them professionally and provide an environment where they can achieve the utmost job satisfaction. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery.
MD Anderson's Vascular Access (Infusion Therapy Team) is believed to be the oldest, largest and most durable IV team in the country. The team is specialized in vascular access and provides peripheral and central vascular access devices for patients requiring IV therapy. Services provided include catheter insertion, maintenance, problem management and patient/family education.
The ideal candidate will have a BSN, licensed RN with a minimum of 12 months experience in an acute care setting and recent Infusion experience preferred.
The shift is 12:00 pm – 10:30 am and 26 out of 52 weekends per year.
SALARY RANGE: Minimum: $56,000 Midpoint: $78,500 Maximum: $110,000
Vascular Access Unit (Infusion Therapy) mission is to promote excellence in vascular access and infusion nursing practice through standards education, advocacy and networking with colleagues to ensure the highest quality, most cost-effective care for all individuals that require infusion therapies.
To be the premier vascular access team in the nation and the world through the staff's expertise, skills, innovation, creativity, compassionate care and discovery.
Provides vascular access services to inpatient and outpatient
2 outpatient clinics and a dedicated port clinic
Varied Shifts and 26 out of 52 weekends per year
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and multidisciplinary team. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes. Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies. Participates in data collection for current studies. Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies. Documents care according to established standards. Accesses, inputs and retrieves information from computer systems. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights. Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.
Other Required None.
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Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
Preferred: 18 months or more of relevant clinical nursing experience in infusion.
Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).
Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.
Patient care environment.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Employee Status: Regular
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 110,000